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Marian Middle School

Rating: 5 stars   42 reviews 1,041

Address:

4130 Wyoming Street Saint Louis MO 63116 USA

Mission:

Marian Middle School, a Catholic school serving adolescent girls of all religious, racial, and ethnic backgrounds, is committed to breaking the cycle of poverty by fostering their spiritual, academic, social, moral, emotional, and physical development in preparation for and successful completion of college preparatory high schools.

Results:

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Target demographics:

economically disadvantaged girls

Direct beneficiaries per year:

over 100 students in grades five through twelve

Geographic areas served:

the St. Louis metropolitan area

Programs:

quality, holistic education, enrichment programming, and graduate support.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Marian Middle School is amazing! Everyone- administration, teachers, staff, volunteers are committed to the girls. I have been privileged to work with them on a professional level. Spent a week with the 5th grade girls, teacher, and volunteers. All of them were powerful ambassadors for the school. Marian Middle School- you have so much to be proud of! Thank-you for the work you are doing and the example you are setting!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Marian Middle School has opened it's doors to many Hispanic girls from poor families who are not able to pay for a quality education. Most Hispanic children have to attend public schools where they are considered lesser beings, are bullied for their lack of English, and resort to dropping out early or joining gangs. This school encourages friendly communication, equality, and justice, while teaching the necessary subjects (math, reading, science, etc.). While many public schools are failing our children, Marian Middle School is an example to follow.

 
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Marian Middle School is a joyful, exciting place. I love going there. The girls are polite and serious but also fun loving. The teachers are remarkable, always upbeat and helpful. The halls are neat and the atmosphere is one of appreciation.

Martha Alderson

 
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I had the wonderful opportunity to volunteer at Marian last year. I was amazed at the girls' enthusiasm for learning and for the disciplined yet friendly and relaxed atmosphere in the school. The staff extends their hospitality with a sincerity that makes you feel special. But as I learned, it is the girls and this school that are special and unique! Without a doubt, Marian provides a unique option for girls to participate in a top-notch school.

 
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Marian middle school is helping to break the cycle of poverty for the girls who attend school there. They provide a firm foundation of learning for the students, not just for school, but for life. When girls graduate from Marian in 8th grade they are well-prepared for high school, college, and beyond. The faculty and staff are excellent and their dedication to their students is unwavering. I hope one day that every girl gets a chance to be a Marian Girl!

 
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Marian Middle School is an incredible school where the teachers and faculty, supported by generous donors, work hard to foster the holistic development of young ladies who exhibit the grit and talent to be future leaders in our communities.

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Marian Middle School is a great place for girls to get a quality education and firm foundation for a successful life!

 
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The students and staff are great. This is truly a wonderful learning environment! Can't say enough great things about the school and the peopl e in it

 
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My daughter attended Marian Middle School for 6th and 7th grades. We then moved out of STL. She is 16 and was accepted into NYU'S Summer program this year. She (and we, as parents), credits Marian Middle School for building her knowledge, her self-esteem and encouraging her to succeed. I wish that every young lady had the opportunity to be a Marian student.

 
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My daughter heard about MMS when some students came to speak at her school the end of her 5th grade year. She was so excited, she got permission to call me and ask if she could apply...right after the presentation. I researched it, and found out I wouldn't have to sell a kidney for her to attend, and we started the process. We were ecstatic when Sarah was selected, and as we became part of the Marian family, we couldn't believe our good fortune. Not only did MMS set the bar for academics, it set the bar for what a school family should be. As parents, we were actively involved, got to know other parents and teachers. We moved to another city right before Sarah would have started 8th grade, and the ONLY factor that had us wavering about the move was her having to leave MMS. It broke our hearts. We have stayed in touch with the school and other parents since we moved. MMS understands that a child needs to be challenged academically, spiritually and as a community member. I wish that every child had the opportunity to experience this kind of love and support in a classroom setting.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Marian is an absolute gem in this city! This school strives to nurture the body, mind, and spirit. Not only do they work diligently to give the girls a rigorous middle school education, they support the girls through high school and into college. They strive to empower and uplift these young women. This should be the model for ALL the schools in St Louis! What an amazing blessing this school is!!

 
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